Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has held a meeting with his Estonian counterpart, Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand

Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met his Estonian counterpart, Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand, who arrived in Tbilisi for an official visit on 9 and 10 November.
 
The two ministers discussed the close co-operation in various fields between the two countries, bilateral visits successfully conducted over the past year and plans for the implementation of the achieved agreements.   
 
Giorgi Kvirikashvili emphasised that Georgia highly values Estonia’s assistance to Georgia along its European and Euro-Atlantic path. He expressed his satisfaction at the fact that the fields of co-operation become all the more diverse, which is particularly important in the process of reforms as stipulated by the Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.  The Estonian Foreign Minister reaffirmed her government’s readiness to continue sharing Estonian experience with Georgia upon the latter’s request.
 
Discussions focused on the visa liberalisation process with the European Union. Giorgi Kvirikashvili spoke about the work done in this area and Georgia’s expectations with respect to visa-free travel with the European Union. The Estonian Foreign Minister expressed the hope that this process will have a successful outcome in the near future. She added that visa-free travel will strengthen contacts between Georgia and the EU and will bring Georgian citizens closer to the European Union.
 
The Ministers also discussed Georgia’s expectations with respect to the NATO Summit in Warsaw and the progress Georgia has achieved in the implementation of the NATO-Georgia Substantial Package. Marina Kaljurand reaffirmed the Estonian Government’s support for Georgia’s membership of NATO.
 
Estonia continues to firmly support Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on the international arena - Marina Kaljurand is quoted as saying.
 
The ongoing developments in the country and the situation in the region were also discussed during the meeting. Marina Kaljurand invited Giorgi Kvirikashvili for an official visit to Estonia.
 
Within the framework of her visit to Georgia, Marina Kaljurand will hold meetings with the President of Georgia and the Speaker of the Parliament; will take part in the International High-Level Conference: Achieving Gender Equality - Challenges and Opportunities in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Region and will deliver a lecture at the Ilia University. Together with the Minister of Justice today she attended the inauguration ceremony of the twinning project: E-Governance Development Project in Georgia II, whose main partner is Estonia. She also laid a wreath at the Fallen Heroes Memorial.